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Old 06-18-2015, 05:32 PM   #1
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Auto-level Rear Air Suspension

Hello, all. This question is directed at those of you who drive the big Ram trucks, preferably the 3500, and have the optional auto-level rear air suspension system installed. How much do you use it, and how well does it work? I'm currently working with a salesman from Dave Smith who's found a 2015 truck that's got almost everything I want, except that. I believe it can be retrofitted, but I'm leery of doing that. I'm sure I can wait just a bit and order a new 2016 and get exactly what I want, but I don't want to pass up this truck if I can make something work. What do you all think? All opinions appreciated!
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:54 PM   #2
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I would for sure get the Rear Air Ride. I leave it in alt ride mode and the truck rides nearly level all the time. Besides that the truck rides great!

Here is mine with 5K+ sitting one the rear axle. It will stay looking like that up to rear axle rating.

It took adding in cab controls with air bags for my 11 RAM Dually to ride good. This one rides even better. The rear axle had 9,360# sitting on the rear axle in that pic.

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I wouldn't buy a new truck without it... No question, it's a must.
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Old 06-19-2015, 01:43 PM   #4
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I just bought a new 3500 Longhorn crew cab 4x4 over the phone! It's loaded, and includes the auto level rear air suspension. This should be some kind of fun for the next few days.
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I just bought a new 3500 Longhorn crew cab 4x4 over the phone! It's loaded, and includes the auto level rear air suspension. This should be some kind of fun for the next few days.

That's awesome!!! Congratulations... really... Post some pics when it's in your driveway...
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I have a new 2014 3500 4x4 without factory auto level. For the price I went with aftermarket Firestone air bags for cheaper than what the option costs. I leave them at 45 lbs and she sits level with 3000 lbs plus pounds of pin weight. And the ride is much better with the airbags, fully loaded or not. Congrats on the truck
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That's awesome!!! Congratulations... really... Post some pics when it's in your driveway...
That I'll do. Gotta fly to Illinois on Sunday and drive it back to Fort Worth. I guess I'll find out what kind of fuel mileage these big trucks get.
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That I'll do. Gotta fly to Illinois on Sunday and drive it back to Fort Worth. I guess I'll find out what kind of fuel mileage these big trucks get.
My 15 Dually with Aisin/4:10's solo 60=18mpg 70=16mpg.
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I have a new 2014 3500 4x4 without factory auto level. For the price I went with aftermarket Firestone air bags for cheaper than what the option costs. I leave them at 45 lbs and she sits level with 3000 lbs plus pounds of pin weight. And the ride is much better with the airbags, fully loaded or not. Congrats on the truck
With 4K+ sitting on my 11 RAM dually it sat level without bags. I added bags to help smooth out the bumpy roads along with Bilstein's. That did improve the ride.

I had at least 1K into my onboard air with in cab controls and bags and for $350 more the factor system was well worth it to me.

IMHO ya spent over 60K on a truck you may as well have it the way you want.
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Didn't pay anywhere near $60k for mine in February. My bags were about $200. No in dash controls needed so far. Love this truck. The only options I don't have are the bed camera and auto level.
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Didn't pay anywhere near $60k for mine in February. My bags were about $200. No in dash controls needed so far. Love this truck. The only options I don't have are the bed camera and auto level.
You are not missing anything without the cargo cam.
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